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Michael (Mun Hon) Cheah

Dr Cheah’s research focus included: Photosynthesis – the mechanism of water oxidation by Photosystem II, artificial  photosynthesis – design and study of reaction mechanism of artificial catalysts used in solar fuel production and the mechanism of photoinactivation of Photosystem II.

Michael obtained a BSc (Honours) in Chemistry in 2003 from Melbourne University and a PhD in Chemistry in 2008 from Melbourne University.

His key areas of expertise include:

18O isotope fractionation by Photosystem II
X-ray absorption spectroscopy – EXAFS, XANES
Spectroelectrochemistry (IR and X-ray)
Modelling of chemical reactions by quantum chemistry (DFT)

Michael was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2018